Thursday, 10 Nov | Macquarie Uni City Campus

Big Data Workshop


Time & Location

10 Nov, 9.00 am - 6.30 pm

Macquarie Uni City Campus | Level 24/123 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

About the event

Big data and its role in economics and policymaking

Big data is playing an increasingly important role in many areas of economics and policymaking.  The inaugural MQBS-e61 Big Data Workshop brought together academic researchers, policy makers, and industry stakeholders to discuss the current state of big data research in Australia and how it can be used to effectively inform public policy. The one-day workshop featured keynote presentations by:

  • Gayle Milnes (National Data Commissioner)

  • Kristi Mansfield (Seer Data & Analytics)

  • Kevin Fox (University of New South Wales)

  • Kristine Dery (MQBS / MIT)  & David Lamond (Scentre Group)


The workshop also featured research presentations by Stefan Trueck (MQBS), Callan Windsor (Reserve Bank of Australia), and Gianni La Cava & Nicole Adams (e61 Institute).  The workshop wrapped up with a panel discussion moderated by David Orsmond (MQBS) featuring Babak Abedin (MQBS), Nick Kamper (Purpose Bureau), Bob Wood (MQBS and CBA) and Juliana Weingaertner (World Bank).

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